For Your Summer Reading Pleasure

Browsing through book stores in Old Town for summer reading.


Jessica Hammonds and Chris Gardener relax in reading space at Sacred Circle.


Book Bank Used Book owner Donald Alexander.


Howard Marshall behind the counter at Aftertime Comics.


Sister Jamie Paula sorts through books at Pauline Books & Media.

In days past, book pages turned lazily in the summer sun.

They may still. A number of shops cater to niches and general reading on King Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Book Bank carries a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction in addition to a children’s section. Pauline Books & Media is operated by the Daughters of St. Paul. The mission of the order is to spread the Word of Christ through literature and the media. The Sacred Circle offers books, music and gifts for sale on spirituality, metaphysics, personal growth, holistic healing … And then for those graphic novel enthusiasts, Aftertime Comics is open 7 days a week.